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Stasavage, David

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Works: 16 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 282 library holdings
Genres: History 
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Most widely held works by David Stasavage
Checks and balances, private information, and the credibility of monetary commitments by Philip Keefer( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In economically volatile conditions in which it is more difficult for the public to distinguish inflation deliberately generated by government from inflation created by unanticipated economic shocks, the anti-inflationary effect of central bank independence will be unchanged but the effectiveness of exchange rate pegs will be significantly improved. Keefer and Stasavage develop and test several new hypotheses about the anti-inflationary effect of central bank independence and exchange rate pegs in the context of different institutions and different degrees of citizen information about government policies
Bureaucratic delegation and political institutions : when are independent central banks irrelevant? by Philip Keefer( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does delegation of policymaking authority to independent agencies improve policy outcomes? This paper reports new theory and tests related to delegation of monetary policy to an independent central bank. The authors find that delegation reduces inflation only under specific institutional and political conditions
Taxing the rich : a history of fiscal fairness in the United States and Europe by Kenneth F Scheve( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taxing the Rich draws on unparalleled evidence from twenty countries over the last two centuries to provide the broadest and most in-depth history of progressive taxation available. Scheve and Stasavage explore the intellectual and political debates surrounding the taxation of the wealthy while also providing the most detailed examination to date of when taxes have been levied against the rich and when they haven't. Fairness in debates about taxing the rich has depended on different views of what it means to treat people as equals and whether taxing the rich advances or undermines this norm. Scheve and Stasavage argue that governments don't tax the rich just because inequality is high or rising--they do it when people believe that such taxes compensate for the state unfairly privileging the wealthy. Progressive taxation saw its heyday in the twentieth century, when compensatory arguments for taxing the rich focused on unequal sacrifice in mass warfare. Today, as technology gives rise to wars of more limited mobilization, such arguments are no longer persuasive. Taxing the Rich shows how the future of tax reform will depend on whether political and economic conditions allow for new compensatory arguments to be made."--Publisher's Web site
Does it pay to be transparent? : international evidence from central bank forecasts by Georgios Chortareas( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is central bank transparency associated with variation in macroeconomic outcomes? Cross-country data covering 87 countries is used to construct an index for transparency based upon the detail in central banks' published forecasts. After controlling for a number of other institutional and macroeconomic variables it is found that an increase in the detail that central banks include in their published forecasts is associated with lower average inflation. The result holds regardless of whether the domestic nominal anchor is based more on an inflation or money target, but not for exchange rate targeting countries. Furthermore, no evidence is found that the publication of forecasts is associated with greater output volatility
Are cash budgets a cure for excess fiscal deficits : (and at what cost)? by David Stasavage( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and education spending : has Africa's move to multiparty elections made a difference for policy? by David Stasavage( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While it is widely recognized that electoral competition can have a major influence on public spending decisions, there has been little effort to consider whether the move to multiparty elections in African countries in recent years has led to a redistribution of public expenditures among social groups. This is a question relevant for debates about African politics and for broader discussions about the effect of democratic institutions on policy outcomes. A hypothesis is developed, illustrated with a simple game-theoretic model, which suggests that the need to obtain an electoral majority may have prompted African governments to devote greater resources to primary schools. The proposition is tested using panel data on electoral competition and education spending in 35 African countries. Results show that democratization has indeed been associated with greater spending on primary education, and that government subject to electoral competition has shifted resources towards primary schools, away from other items in the education budget. These findings are robust to controls for unobserved country effects, and they are also supported by evidence from recent country cases. (Contains 40 references, 31 notes, 2 figures, and 5 tables.) (Author/BT)
Private investment and political uncertainty by David Stasavage( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making and breaking monetary policy rules : the experience of African countries by Dominique Guillaume( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving policy credibility : is there a case for African monetary unions by Dominique Guillaume( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States of credit : size, power, and the development of European polities by David Stasavage( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States of Credit provides the first comprehensive look at the joint development of representative assemblies and public borrowing in Europe during the medieval and early modern eras. In this pioneering book, David Stasavage argues that unique advances in political representation allowed certain European states to gain early and advantageous access to credit, but the emergence of an active form of political representation itself depended on two underlying factors: compact geography and a strong mercantile presence. Stasavage shows that active representative assemblies were more likely to be s
Publicity of debate and the incentive to dissent : evidence from the US federal reserve( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Electoral competition and public spending on education : evidence from African countries( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Checks and balances, private information, and the credibility of monetary commitments( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Monetary policy in the CFA zone country-level credit policy by Anja Shortl( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper examines whether the BCEAO has made use of the various policy instruments at its disposal for steering credit in the individual CFA zone member countries to complement interest rate policy at the zone level. We estimate whether private sector credit has responded systematically to different monetary policy variables using iterated 3-stage least squares regressions for Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Togo. If we constrain the coefficient estimates there is some support for the hypothesis that the BCEAO has contracted private sector credit in response to a higher inflation differential with France. However, there seems to be no policy rule to restrict private sector credit in response to increasing government borrowing from the central bank or increased foreign borrowing. If the coefficient estimates are unconstrained, there does not appear to be any systematic policy to control credit expansion at the domestic level
Incomplete fiscal rules with imperfect enforcement( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Monetary policy in the franc zone estimating interest rate rules for the BCEAO by Anja Shortl( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper examines to what extent the central bank for the West African Economic and Monetary Union (BCEAO) has used interest rate policy in response to domestic economic developments. We show that while in the long run the BCEAO matches changes in French (Eurozone) interest rates one for one, in the short run it retains freedom to react to domestic economic variables, such as inflation, the output gap, its foreign exchange position and government borrowing
 
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Stasavage, D.

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